“The more than 2 billion smartphones used around the world today function not because of Jobs’s singular genius, not even because of the private sector, but because of research and development funded by an entrepreneurial state.”

https://aeon.co/essays/most-of-the-time-innovators-don-t-move-fast-and-break-things

Capitalism excels at innovation but is failing at maintenance, and for most lives it is maintenance that matters more — https://aeon.co/essays/innovation-is-overvalued-maintenance-often-matters-more

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Bookmarked What is the P2P web?
The P2P Web has one rule: users should control their own data, always and forever. You should never give up ownership for the privilege of access. P2P Sites are self-published. Each one has its own domain, identified by a public key. They’re created at the push of a button, and synced to peers who host on the author’s behalf.

The peer-to-peer web and Beaker Browser.  Looks interesting.

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